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Hussar-Style Beef

By |2017-12-26T08:50:46+00:00December 26th, 2017|Categories: Meats, Russian|

Cultural tradition, life and spirituality of a nation are always reflected in its cookery. The diversity of Russian cuisine is a good proof. A large number of culinary secrets and subtleties were borrowed and transformed from the neighboring nations. The recipes passed on through the centuries still exist in the modern cook books. Also, there [...]

Russian Pot Stew

By |2017-11-01T09:18:00+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Main Dishes, Meats, Russian|

Russian Pot Stew Correctly selected crockery is the key to delicious and healthy food! It all depends on the method of preparation and, of course, the food. Since time immemorial, in Rus’ hot meal was cooked either in cast iron pots or in clay pots, which were the basic kitchen utensils. Clay or iron pots [...]

Beef Stroganoff

By |2017-05-22T04:46:20+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Main Dishes, Meats, Russian|

The recipe of Beef Stroganoff originated in Russian cuisine in 18th century. At that time recipes similar to Beef Stroganoff such as Beef Klops and Chopped Beef evolved. There are two versions of the recipe’s origin. According to the first version Alexander Stroganoff owned “an open table” in Odessa, which every educated and well-dressed “walk-in” [...]

Kotleti (Russian Meatballs)

By |2017-01-17T02:14:18+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Meats, Poultry, Recipes|Tags: , |

Kotleti are the Russian answer to hamburger patties. Made from beef, pork, chicken and even fish, the minced meat is seasoned, formed into small cutlets (kotleti) and pan fried to perfection. It’s believed that kotleti were inspired by American hamburgers, but because of food shortages the bun got left behind. In mass production, they were [...]

Russian Shashlik: Sauces and Marinades

By |2016-08-21T19:47:07+00:00August 21st, 2016|Categories: Food, Meats, Sauces/Dressings|Tags: , , |

Russian grilling and barbecue can be summarized in one word — shashlik. In Russian speaking countries, shashlik (or the plural shashliki) is used both as a noun and as a verb. Shashlik literally means skewered meat. Going for shashliki often refers to an outdoor grilling party or get-together. It is as much about the process [...]

Summer Grilling & Russian Dacha

By |2016-06-17T18:51:42+00:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fun, Meats, Russian|Tags: , , , , |

Summer is Dacha season in Russia. Grilling, foraging and chilling is the name of the game for most Muscovites who trade in the muggy heat of the big city for the cool breeze of the Russian countryside. As the temperatures climb in the highly polluted and populated cities, so does the desire to get away [...]

Zharkoe: Russian Beef Stew – VIDEO recipe

By |2019-03-22T20:51:34+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Cuisine, Main Dishes, Meats, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Zharkoe (жаркое) is a traditional Russian beef and potatoes stew. It’s usually cooked slowly, over a medium heat to let the meat become as tender as possible. The better the meat, the tastier the zharkoe. In Russian, zharkoe also literally means a ‘hot dish’. November is the perfect month to experiment with new hearty dishes… zharkoe [...]

Home-made Pelmeni (Recipe)

By |2015-09-04T11:40:56+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Belorussian, Cuisine, Food, Main Dishes, Meats, Pasta, Poultry, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: |

Pelmeni are to Russians what Ravioli are to Italians. A filling, delicious and staple part of the diet. A quick look at the tasty history of pelmeni reveals that these meat filled Russian dumplings are adaptations of the Chines potsticker. Its distinct rounded ear shape is what also sets it apart from Ukraine’s close cousin vareniki [...]

Russian Sausage

By |2019-03-22T20:54:25+00:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Appetizers, Cuisine, Meats, Russian, Ukranian, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Sausages and kolbasas are cured meats that have been a culinary staple in Russian for nearly 100 years. Back in 1917 meat was especially in demand in a country that had just experienced a revolution. Unified by the Bolsheviks under a communist ideology, the young Soviet Republic struggled to produced enough food to feed its people. [...]

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Memorial Day Shashlik: East meets West

By |2014-05-25T19:45:36+00:00May 25th, 2014|Categories: Food, Meats, Memorial Day|Tags: , , , , |

Bet you didn't know that Memorial Day was actually borne out of the American Civil War and was initially known as Decoration Day. Back in 1868, on the first Decoration Day, 5,000 participants gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to decorate the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. Nearly 100 years later, in 1967, [...]

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Hunting Dish

By |2011-11-02T20:50:30+00:00November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Food, Meats|Tags: , |

Hunting Dish. Delicious tender slices of wild meat will introduce you to the table of Russian landlords. The smell of juniper will fill your home with extraordinary feelings. Game – wild birds and mammals, extracted hunting for food consumed in meat, as well as furs, hides, fluff, horns, etc., going on sale. Hunting small game is [...]

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Guliash With Apples

By |2011-11-02T20:48:21+00:00November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Food, Meats|Tags: |

Guliash with apples is aboriginal Hungarian dish that became a staple food in Russia. Apples create a new taste and lightly sour flavor. Goulash of pork with apples – very tasty and simple dish that can be cooked for lunch and dinner and the festive table. Ingredients for preparation Guliash With Apples: [...]

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